Tuesday, April 14, 2009

It is time for Flourishes Timeless Tuesday Challenge (FTTC11)! Becca Feeken is our challenge hostess this week. She is challenging us to paper piercing. Paper piercing is the art of piercing holes through the cardstock for decoration. Paper piercing has evolved so much in the past couple of years with the invention of some highly detailed piercing templates. There are all kinds of piercing ideas to use. Whether it is just a pierced frame or border, some pierced corner accents, a few pierced dots here and there, or you go all out with ornate piercing template patterns, we would love to see what you create.

I am using two newly released sets Vintage Wallpaper background and Swing Set . I am also participating in this week's SCS CAS10 monochromatic challenge. I went green with some white. I tried to keep my layers to a minimum. I stamped the background image using versamark onto new leaf green cardstock. I love the soft subtle look this achieves. I am loving the new Swing set images. I colored the images with copics and paper pieced the dress using some retired polka dot wild wasabi dp. I layered the focal image with the new release Spellbinders Label three diecuts. I love these shapes. I embossed the back layered, but left the top just cut out. I loved how it looked. I added a few pierced details at the corners and along the design points in the background. I finished with a few preadhesive pearls. I thought the pierced scallops in the border punch looked paper pierced, so I added it as a faux paper pierced edging.

Be sure to check out the Friend of Flourishes Blog Team cards to see what

they did with the Paper Piercing Challenge!!!

Becca Feeken
Cindy Haffner

STAMPS Flourishes Vintage Wallpaper background and Swing Set.
CARDSTOCK PTI New Leaf, gp white
INK Palette Noir, copics, versamark
ACCESSORIES Nestabilities, foam tape, pearl domes


  1. Gorgeous Betty! Such great delicate piercing...and I love the Kelly greens and those pearls!

  2. Oh Betty this is gorgeous, I love the green. Hugs Cindy

  3. Pretty card.....love the background stamp in the green~perfect for the swing image!

  4. This is beautiful Betty!! I really like the background you created!!

  5. Such a fresh looking card with all the green. Love the pearls as accents. :)

  6. Hi Betty!! The die cut with the image looks gorgeous! Love the paper piecing on the dress and of course the yummy pearls!! :)

  7. Love the pearls with the green! So Spring-like, and I'm diggin those new nesties!! Beautiful!

  8. Betty - this is gorgeous!!! Love this awesome green color!!! I really like how you colored this new Set!!! Pure happiness when I look at this beauty!!!

  9. This is so very pretty, Betty! Now I am really regretting not getting the vintage wall paper background...it is so stunning, and create great homemade DP!

  10. So cute and fresh Betty. Great colors, love the added pearls. Great card.

  11. Beautiful card Betty. This is such a springy card - and your coloring is fabulous!!!

  12. This is sooo pretty, Betty...the green is sooo striking and I love that serrt image!!! Your coloring is beautiful, too...another gorgeous Betty design!!!


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